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hi all,

Hope everyone is able to enjoy the beautiful weather.

My question is does anyone have trouble with balance. I noticed when I was in the yard the lawn was a little uneven and I would lose my balance while walking.

Does that happen to anyone else? It does happen in the house on level flooring as well. Kathy

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Hey Kathy,

I lose my balance all the time. Have for over 6 years now. I use to fall alot, down steps, up steps, in the middle of the floor, it didn't matter. The one thing that did to be in common about falling it was in the dark or near dark. About 5 years ago, I had to go for a sleep sudy and the Dr. said I have peripheral neuropathy. He told me that I should never walk in the dark because since I couldn't sense or feel where my feet are, I fall. When he told me that I put night lights everywhere and I don't seen to fall no where near as often. I do lose my balance in the light now, but I also make sure to watch where my feet are going :lol: YOu know, I'm one of theose people looking down as they walk, now I may run into something!! So, you're not alone.


Peace :)

Barbara aka relicmom1

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Count me in too- I'm always veering off to the right for some reason. Good thing I walk with a cane! Does anyone know why exactly or is it just because of our conditions?

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Well you can count me in on walking sideways LOL Would be a sight though wouldn't it? sclero=drunks ;) Can we use that in court?? I can't even walk a straight line sober!! :mellow:

I thought it was just me...nice to know we are all going through the same things! I'm not crazy after all <sigh>

Carrie


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CarriePan-

 

Loved your post - Sclero-drunks gave me a much needed chuckle!! I just picture myself from behind and can now laugh about what I must look like. I'm trying to get disability- do you think this is a viable condition for the disease!? Seiously tho' can anyone tell me?

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i also fall or stumble a lot but I've always been a clutz but it has gotten worse this year than ever before I notice it the most when I first wake up or try to hurry to do something I'm glad I'm not alone in this smiles to all :D

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Dear TJ903~

I really don't know. Sorry :( I thought I was really a dizzbat bit not really dizzy because I felt my mind was playing with me lol Ugh...this morning I kinda fell off balance sideways and dropped all my meds on the floor LOL I watched them fall and did nothing! So much for my swollen fingers and loss of balance lol

Hope you're feeling good these days B)

take care~

Carrie


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And I thought it was just me. I have been having trouble ever since I went to Vegas last April for my son's wedding. The minute I stepped off the plane, I felt like I had just gotten off a ship and couldn't get my land legs. I have seen a neuro, en&t guy, and have been going to physical therapy, she calls it vestibular. Don't think the therapy is helping, due to the fact that sometimes when my hubby and I are walking somewhere, all of a sudden I just might veer off in a total different direction. At least we can laugh about it. Can't stand up withmy eyes closed for very long, really sway and stagger. I am supposed to walk down our hallway and glance from side to side, well, how does running into the wall sound. Yep, that's me. Alan always wants to know what I have been drinking, lol. At least now I know I am not alone.

~whirlway

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Whirlway~

If I closed my eyes and walked, i'd fall over LOL It sounds funny but it's very frustrating :mellow: Just don't get caught walking down a hotel hallway LOL they just might call security :P

Take care~

Carrie


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Hello All,

This is my first time here. I had to laugh at the losing balance answers. I was diagnosed with CREST in 1999, and I always say I'd probably walk better if I HAD drank. Always to the right, and thought it was just me being klutzy. I'm so glad I found this site as there seems to be sooooo much on here that applies, and it's comforting to know. Thanks all, Charlene

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WOW! I have a balance problem as well. I can be walking down a sidewalk and just fall. Last year I fell on the stairs and fractured my ankle. My husband says I need to watch where I'm going but I can't do that and watch my feet also. You should have seen me on crutches :D .

Connie

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